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by Lukeyboy46
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 420 GSI Sport Project
Replies: 53
Views: 4487

Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

That is a nice idea!
by Lukeyboy46
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 420 GSI Sport Project
Replies: 53
Views: 4487

Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Scrap what I said about coolant circulation! It was a bit of an air lock! Its perfect now with a fresh ticket :) Took it up to Castleford and back 2 days ago, and it was a delight the entire way there and back! (Besides my starter motor feed wire popping off) I think it also surprised a few people! ...
by Lukeyboy46
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 2018 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. (NEC)
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: 2018 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. (NEC)

I'll pop over and say hello to you all on the stand, i'll be on the Reliant Scimitar Stand again this year. (50th Anniversary) so i'll see you soon!
by Lukeyboy46
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 2018 Pride of Longbridge
Replies: 113
Views: 5274

Re: 2018 Pride of Longbridge

1. The holy one 2. Hammond 3. GTi John 4. Paul (paul_1978) 5. Neil 216coupeessex 6. celica 1600Gt with blue 1990 216gsi 7. beef 8. Wayne NFR 214 sei 9. rich1351 in 420gsi turbo 10. Nigel B in his first car 11. Nigel B in his second car ;-) 12. 220 GSi Turbo (in a 25 GTi) 13. Mrs. 220 GSi Turbo (in a...
by Lukeyboy46
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 420 GSI Sport Project
Replies: 53
Views: 4487

Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Thanks guys, I didn't want to convert it really, if the orginal engine and gearbox would have held their oil and the gearbox not imploded, i'd have kept it original. The car externally still looks completely standard. And it now drives beautifully, I didn't realise just how bad that old box was unti...
by Lukeyboy46
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 420 GSI Sport Project
Replies: 53
Views: 4487

Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Well she's finished, I purchased the engine, gearbox, ecu and loom from a 1993 220 GTI on 80k miles that had been broken on ebay. It was almost a drop in conversion. The original gearbox actually let go in the end, so I figured by the time id paid for a recon and all the other bits I needed to do to...
by Lukeyboy46
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wanted - R8 Turbo for a day
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Wanted - R8 Turbo for a day

Hi Everyone, I'm after someone that may be willing to pop over to my workshop in their genuine R8 turbo so I can make a few notes if possible. I'm over at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, I promise lunch and a mooch around the RAF base to see some interesting stuff for the undividual willing to help! ...
by Lukeyboy46
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 420 GSI Sport Project
Replies: 53
Views: 4487

Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

This has been going great! Solved my electrical issue (blown fuse due to rear boot light) Need to replace the driveshafts and clutch desperately, just done the front bearings and calipers as they seized on me! Just bought a 216 Tomcat so looking forward to recieving that :) Really would like a turbo...
by Lukeyboy46
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 420 GSI Sport Project
Replies: 53
Views: 4487

Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Just in case anyone is interested, cars going well, gave it a clean today, it's a nightmare keeping white cars clean...

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by Lukeyboy46
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Electrical Issue - 1992 420
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Electrical Issue - 1992 420

Thanks Dist, where are the earths located on the rear end? I've got an intermittent brake light too, so I've a feeling in that area, also if I remove the boot light the ignition live will flick about.

Very frustrated.
by Lukeyboy46
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Electrical Issue - 1992 420
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Electrical Issue - 1992 420

Hello all, My cars started behaving strangely, I keep losing my permanent live I.E. i keep losing my dash clock, radio code, interior lights and can't get any comms with the ECU. It's continually coming In and out, and seems to be related with my doors boot, so the boot light open light flashes on w...
by Lukeyboy46
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 420 GSI Sport Project
Replies: 53
Views: 4487

Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

So the car has just missed out on the PoL show, which I'm pretty gutted about, it looked great! Its due to come out of the paint shop Tuesday. On a side note, I've bought some lowering springs to try. I'm not slamming it, I just want it to look a little more aggressive like this - http://i1275.photo...
by Lukeyboy46
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 8255

Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Excellent work chaps, look forward to popping by again tomorrow to see the finished product ;)
by Lukeyboy46
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 420 GSI Sport Project
Replies: 53
Views: 4487

Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Well, i go every year so if you want it there just let me know!